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The Facial Plastic Surgery Center
Dr William Portuese - Board Certified Facial Plastic Surgeon

Brow and Forehead Lift Seattle WA

The brow lift, or forehead lift surgery has two different approaches. The incisions can be made behind the hairline which raises the hairline, or incision can be placed at the hairline which lowers yet. A brow lift is performed on patients who have low set eyebrows.

It is important to note that no hair will be shaved on top of the head when performing a brow lift. The skin is carefully lifted off the muscle and bone structures of the forehead, and the muscles are softened in the scowling area of the forehead.


Once the forehead is released from the eyebrow area, it is repositioned at a higher level, which elevates the eyebrows. Sutures are placed in the scalp to hold the brows in their new position. Excess skin is removed, and the incision is meticulously closed with sutures. Drains are used to remove excess fluid and are removed 1-2 days after the surgery. Sensory nerve loss is usually temporary and occurs along the incision line and on top of the scalp.

The brow lift can be performed with other plastic surgery procedures.

Typically, this surgery will last approximately two hours. The patient will remain in the recovery room for one to two hours following surgery before being discharged.


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